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DOI: 10.21202/1993-047X.14.2020.2.293-300

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Authors :
1. Aleksandr V. Ivanov, Professor, Doctor of Economics
Western branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation

2. Mark V. Balanovskiy, Chairman of the Board
Regional Association of waste processors of Kaliningrad oblast

3. Sergey V. Kondratenko, Associate Professor, PhD (Biology)
Kaliningrad State Technical University



Organizational-economic and legal issues of effective introduction of the mechanism of a producer’s extended responsibility in the sphere of waste disposal


Objective: to systematize the main problems of implementing producer’s extended responsibility in the field of wastemanagement and to propose ways to solve them.
 
Methods: when writing the article, we used philosophical and general scientific methods of abstraction, analysis, synthesis, and system approach.
 
Results: producer’s extended responsibility has proven to be an effective tool that affects the development of waste management systems. Since 2015, it has been successfully applied in Russia. The article discusses the concept of producer’s extended responsibility (PER), the principles of its implementation, and its application abroad. The main stages of PER system formation in Russia are determined, the main provisions of the normative acts regulating PER are analyzed, the opportunities and constraints to implement the Strategy of Ecological Safety of the Russian Federation up to 2025 are identified. It is shown that the current practice of PER fulfillment, namely, ecological fee collection and transfer of funds to the state municipal processor, actually nullifies all attempts to modernize the system for processing industrial waste and, moreover, creates prerequisites for increasing transaction costs of enterprises and the population.
 
Scientific novelty: the first results of the introduction of goods producers and importers’ extended responsibility for the waste generated in the Russian regions are analyzed and conclusions are drawn about the causes of problems with its implementation. It is stated that the original goals of Strategy adopted in 2015 should be returned.
 
Practical significance: the research results can become the basis for further studies of the economic efficiency of waste processing and improving the environmental strategy of the government.

Keywords :
Producer’s extended responsibility; Waste management system; Waste management reform; Ecological fee; Regional operator

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Citation :
Ivanov A. V., Balanovskiy M. V., Kondratenko S. V. Organizational-economic and legal issues of effective introduction of the mechanism of a producer’s extended responsibility in the sphere of waste disposal, Actual Problems of Economics and Law, 2020, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 293–300 (in Russ.). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21202/1993-047X.14.2020.2.293-300

Type of article : The scientific article

Date of receipt of the article :
14.04.2020

Date of adoption of the print :
28.05.2020

Date of online accommodation :
25.06.2020